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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: January 24 – 27

by | Jan 23, 2020 | Bottom Left Box, News

Temperatures in the 50s this weekend, after some cold days this week.



Live Music: Rusty Knox

Jan. 24 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage – 128 S. Main Street


Kent Athayde with The Jazz Ensemble

Jan. 24 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

The Jazz Ensemble’s annual post-tour concert typically includes a local guest artist. Thanks to a generous gift from an ensemble underwriter, this year the Jazz Ensemble will be joined by Kyle Athayde, a gifted big band leader, composer, arranger, and a performer on vibraphone as well as a host of other instruments. His appearance will be a highlight of the Jazz Ensemble season.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.



Davidson Farmers’ Market

Jan. 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summit Coffee Parking Lot

The Davidson Farmer’s Market, Inc. (DFM) is back this week. DFM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Davidson, North Carolina. This is the 10th year of the Davidson Farmers’ Market. The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a producer-only, year-round Market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius. The Market is a lively gathering place for meeting friends and for learning about food, agriculture and nutrition. Growers and producers are on hand to answer your questions, from “How was this grown?” to questions about how to prepare and preserve all types of foods. We are located next to the Davidson Town Hall between Main & Jackson Streets. Parking is available on Main Street, Town Hall Lot, Police Department Lot, and at Davidson Presbyterian Church lot at the corner of Depot & Jackson Streets.


Story Time with author Tameka Fryer Brown

January 25 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

We are celebrating the launch of “Brown Baby Lullaby” by Tameka Fryer Brown. Join us for a story time with the author. With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown’s “Brown Baby Lullaby” is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift. From sunset to bedtime, two brown-skinned parents lovingly care for their beautiful brown baby: first, they play outside, then it is time for dinner and a bath, and finally a warm snuggle before bed. Tameka Fryer Brown is author of one our favorite picture books about feelings, “My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood.” Her picture books also include “Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day.” Her work also appears in the anthology, “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices.” She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.


STEAM Saturday with Alexandra

January 25 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

For ages 7-11. Join teen scientist Alexandra and explore the topic of SOUND through hands-on science experiments. This month our featured program is all about the science of sound! We will be exploring, experimenting and creating pianos out of bananas! Registration is required. Please call 704-416-4000.


Davidson Women’s Tennis vs. East Tennessee State

Jan. 25 @ 10:30 a.m.

Knobloch Tennis Center – Davidson College Campus


Get Organized and Declutter!

January 25 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Overwhelmed? Want to know the secret to a decluttered home and life? Join Liz Fackelman, a board member of Carolina Organizers and owner of Davidson Organizing LLC as she discusses the book “The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life.”


Davidson Men’s Basketball vs. George Mason

Jan. 25 @ 6:00 p.m.

John Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus


Live Music: Rick Sprietzer

Jan. 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage – 128 S. Main Street



Soup on Sunday

January 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center – 425 North Kings Drive, Charlotte

Shake off the winter chills and join us for the 20th annual Soup on Sunday benefit for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region on Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is hosted by Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region and held at Central Piedmont Community College, in the.  (Corner of Kings Drive and Seventh Street.) Enjoy soups from the Charlotte area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Purchase pottery made for the event by local potters.

Take pleasure in the talents of culinary art students from Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson & Wales, and the Community Culinary Arts School of Charlotte.

Prices include: Hospice logo

  • VIP Chef Experience: $75 (early admittance 9:30 a.m., cooking demo by Chef Bruce Moffett, soup tasting, food, beverages, and a special commemorative pottery bowl)
  • Soup Lover’s Special: $40 (includes food, beverages, and a handmade pottery bowl)
  • General Admission: $30 (includes food and beverages)
  • Children, ages 7-12: $10 (ages 6 and under, free)

Visit to view a list of participating restaurants.  You may order your tickets online or purchase them at the door the morning of the event.


DavidsonLearns Spotlight Event: “The Experience of Labyrinths”

January 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Davidson Friends Meetinghouse – 626 South Street

On Sunday, January 26, at 1:00 pm, DavidsonLearns will hold a spotlight event, “The Experience of Labyrinths,” at the. It will be led by Christina Brandt, Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator.

“A labyrinth has a single path winding toward the center, which is visible anywhere from the circuit’s perimeter. Each step takes you closer to its center.” Join us in experiencing a labyrinth walk guided by Labyrinth Facilitator, Christina Brandt.  Learn the history and purpose of labyrinths, which have been found all over the world and have been in existence for thousands of years.  Many people report feeling calmer after experiencing this space for reflection and meditation. Christina will bring a portable labyrinth for us to use at the Friends Meetinghouse.  As a “follow-up”, we will be encouraged to explore other labyrinths in the area on our own.


Davidson Women’s Tennis vs. Queens University

Jan. 26 @ 2:00 p.m.

Knobloch Tennis Center – Davidson College Campus



Family Storytime (2 Sessions)

Jan. 27 @ 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Bring your family (ages birth to 5) out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to storytime at 9.30 a.m. Please check in at the desk.


Read with a Cop

January 27 @ 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Read with a Cop is for children, ages kindergarten through fifth grade. For an hour on the following Mondays, officers from the Davidson Police Department will be at the Davidson Library to read with the kids.


Strange New Worlds Book Club

January 27 @ 7:00 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

We meet the third Monday of the month and discuss science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels selected by the group. This month our selection is “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal.


Trivia Night

Jan. 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street


Distinguished Buddhist Lecture “Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine”

Jan. 27 @ 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sprinkle Room of the Alvarez Union – Davidson College Campus

The Rev. Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Ph.D., is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and scholar of religion and medicine. Dr. Hickey’s lecture will draw on her most recent book, “Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine” (Oxford University Press, 2019). The book traces how religion, race, and gender have shaped the history of mind-body medicine from the eighteenth-century to the current Mindfulness boom. In the late nineteenth century, the largely female-led Mind Cure movement meant not just happiness but liberation for minorities in concrete political, economic, and legal terms. As mental therapeutics became medicalized, individualized, and then commodified, the religious roots of meditation, like the social justice agendas of early Mind Curers, fell away. Dr. Hickey’s research explores those transitions and what got lost in the process. Sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office (704-894-2423). Free and open to the public. Tickets not required.



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